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Decade of Road Safety diaries 2013–2015

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These diaries aim to provide a snapshot of the many activities undertaken in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region from mid-2013 to mid-2015 along the Decade of Action on Road Safety, 2011–2020. 

In September 2011, the WHO Regional Office, in coordination with WHO headquarters, developed a regional tool to document road safety country activities, in particular, in relation to the Decade. This tool is available in both English and Arabic and has been applied on an annual basis in countries of the Region since its development. The tool includes the following sections: 

  • Information on the national focal person
  • Road safety multisectoral action plans and ministries involved
  • Activities and projects, including policy development, awareness, meeting and training/skills development
  • Road safety articles and research published in scientific journals and newspapers
  • Changes in road safety laws
  • The use of social media to promote the decade
  • Participation in the third United Nations Road Safety Week 2015.

At a glance 

Between 2013 and 2015:

The launch of the Decade took place in Islamic Republic of Iran (2014), Jordan (2013) and Yemen (2013)

  • 16 countries participated in the surveys of the documentation exercise
  • Among the participating countries, 14 countries have officially nominated focal points 
  • 11 countries have a national multisectoral plan for road safety
  • 3 countries have websites for their plans
  • 7 countries published papers about road safety into scientific journals
  • 7 countries kept a record of how many newspaper articles are published in their country
  • 7 countries reported a change in road safety laws
  • 10 countries have used social media to promote the Decade of Action for Road Safety.


Figure 1. Number of activities reported by participating countries of the Region


Figure 2. Percentage of participating countries conducting road safety activities during 2013–2014 and 2014–2015

Related links

Highlights of road safety country activities

Reported changes in road safety legislation 2013–2015